June 23rd, 2009

planet

my vacation

due to the economic state of things, my entire company has decided to take a bit of a vacation for a few weeks, so I won't be working. I was a little freaked out about it; I like work, I like going to work, the paychecks come in handy, those details. But I think I'll survive. I've made lots of little goals and resolutions to take care of during this time, and I get to reflect and relax a bit. Still taking flying lessons... in fact with more time to study, I should be able to get pretty far here.

Yesterday I woke up and laid in bed a while unsure of what to get up for, then felt guilty about laying in bed. I ate half a granola bar and a glass of water and went for a jog. This was around 9:30 and it was HOT... into the 90s already. I went three miles but didn't run it all by any stretch of the imagination. I ran maybe the first 3/4 mile, then had to alternate blocks walking and jogging and sometimes sitting down and stretching. But at least I did something.

I did a load of laundry and watched trash VH1 reality shows on TV... when marc's around he's totally against all that stuff.

I sent marc a picture of some guinea pigs up for adoption on twitter, thinking for sure he'd tell me that we don't need any more guinea pigs. but he was all about it. more on that later.

I went to the flying club to try some flight simulator work. I don't think it helped. It's really hard to fly a pattern on the simulator... we've got x-plane installed, and I had trouble getting the views set up right. In an airplane it's just so easy to turn your head and see that you're 45° in front of the touchdown point flying downwind... seems impossible in x-plane, I'd just have to pause, switch to outside view, pan around, that mess. I'll ask someone about it later maybe. Anyway I can't land the airplane in real life OR the simulator, so at least they match.

Grocery shopping, got stuff to make tuna casserole, which we didn't end up making because when marc got home he really wanted to go look at guinea pigs. so we did. and we brought them home. yes, we have four adopted male guinea pigs now, i'm not sure if this is a good idea or not but we'll see. they're cute little boys who don't mind being picked up and cuddled so that's nice. we've got room for them. I'm just worried about doubling the food, which in turn means doubling the poop. plus, as the "cats for engineers" guys say, when you've got two you've got pets. more than that, you're that crazy person with all the animals. we officially have a "herd" which people in the guinea pig community here says is darn entertaining.

Anyway it'll be a week or two before we can introduce these guys to pinky & the brain, at which time we'll have a better idea of whether we can keep them. so no photos yet. remember when we adopted the first time, we called them "gp1" and "gp2" for a few weeks... it's like that.

That was all a big deal, so it was getting late to cook. we went out for sushi.

So! One day down. Have not caught up on volunteer website goals, have adopted animals. well, goals change. stay tuned.